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300544 UE Museological technics (2018W)

Introduction to the preparation of insects.

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 30 participants
Language: German



preliminary schedule on Friday 5. Oct. 12.30 at noon until 1.00 pm, SR 3 (Zoology, UZA1)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with entomological field methods, preparation and conservation of insects. Professional techniques as for example preparation of beetles, stretching of tropical butterflies or pading of grasshoppers are demonstrated. The knowledge of such techniques is an important basis as well for any taxonomical treatment as for preservation and restoration of old insect collections (e.g. in schools).

Assessment and permitted materials

judgement of the preparation quality

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Recommendation for a responsible and professional handling of insects which have to be collected for scientific research

Examination topics

detailed lecture, demonstration of preparation techniques (ground) beetle, tropical butterfly, migratory locust) and supervision of the course participants

Reading list

ABRAHAM R., 1991: Fang und Präparation wirbelloser Tiere. Fischer Stuttgart: 132 pp. ISBN 3-437-20461-0
PIECHOCKI R., 1985: Makroskopische Präparationstechnik II. Wirbellose. Fischer Jena: 308 pp
SCHMIDT G., 1979: Präparieren von Insekten und anderen Wirbellosen. Philler-Verlag Minden: 128 pp.

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